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Chris Clayton [chris_clayton at f1internet.com]
Sun, 8 Oct 2006 21:16:07 +0000
Harring Figueiredo suggested:
Shouldn't the tests be if(buffer_... = NULL)? Probably a typo
In fact, shouldn't it be if(buffer_... == NULL)? (Comparison, not assignment).
Benjamin A. Okopnik [ben at linuxgazette.net]
Sun, 8 Oct 2006 22:45:02 -0400
On Sun, Oct 08, 2006 at 09:16:07PM +0000, Chris Clayton wrote:
> Hi, > > Harring Figueiredo suggested: > > Shouldn't the tests be if(buffer_... = NULL)? Probably a typo > > You agreed. > > In fact, shouldn't it be if(buffer_... == NULL)? (Comparison, not assignment).
Chris, Harring had actually written it the right way; the problem is that our Mailbag editor was still getting used to processing the content, and managed to scrog that whole exchange. If you take a look at the original article (http://linuxgazette.net/129/appaiah.html), you'll see that the correction I made to the text uses a '==', not a '='.
(I don't think my fingers would have let me type 'if (x = y)' in anything but a citation of wrong code; I've done a lot of programming and teaching over the years, and am allergic to testing the '=' operator for success or failure.
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